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Yeah, I guess that is what I'll have to do. Thanks

I actually hadn't. But going over the material I wasn't able to find anything great.

Really I was hoping for an old MS 150 route that ended on the Chicago lake front.
I don't like google map bike directions b/c you end up with 600 turns onto unnamed trails at .1 mile intervals. Also I was hoping to avoid Gary, IN which is known as a high crime area.

If I can't pull up a charity ride, I'm going to look for roadways with decent shoulders to take.

I just figured someone on here has done something similar to this at one point and may have saved the route.

(Thanks for finding that old thread btw, wish it had more)


Once again I call on the wisdom of the ACA forums. After having no luck on a google search, and a ACA forum search, I pose my question:

I am riding the NT (westbound) and am currently in Cleveland, OH. I have reason to stop in Chicago and was wondering if anyone could help me with a decent route off the NT (somewhere in IN) up to Chicago, IL.

Please help

You guys have always done me well. Thanks!

Routes / Re: Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA?
« on: February 04, 2012, 01:11:54 pm »
You should see a map with a blue line for the route. If you zoom in, the detail is virtually shows each turn I took. Maybe your browser does not support the map function?

You were right. Must have been the computer in Austin. Thankfully it works at this one in Houston.

I would like to ask if there is a reason you jogged North, instead of taking 90 through Lake Charles. Seems like 90 is the favorite, but you detoured off it there. I have had people tell me to avoid staying in Lake Charles, but Iowa is a fine town.
What was your reasoning? Thanks

And I will probably steal your route and only change the beginning as I'm coming up from Galveston. I have friends in Houston and will be dropped off in Galveston to avoid riding through Houston proper.

Again, I really appreciate the response. I am always grateful for this forum.

Routes / Re: Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA?
« on: January 31, 2012, 11:28:39 pm »
Perhaps I'm an idiot, but what am I'm looking at once I've clicked on your link? I see the comments but no route.

Thanks for the quick reply btw.

Routes / Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA?
« on: January 31, 2012, 03:45:16 pm »
So I'm currently in Austin, TX headed SE out of the state. I will be in Houston/Galveston in a few days (3-4). I have the whole ACA east coast route and FL Connector, but I need to still get to there. I have had several warnings about travelling through LA, MS, and AL. I'd like to see Baton Rouge, and New Orleans if possible, any tips on a route? Links are also good.

(If it matters - I'm male, white, 27yrs old, solo, on road wheels not knobs, been camping, but not opposed to a hotel if needed)

Thanks folks.

General Discussion / Re: Camp Coffee That Doesn't Suck
« on: November 01, 2011, 04:02:45 pm »
My roommate has the cascade design product. He said it works well.
I found this and bought one to try it out:

I have used it about 4 times in home. My method is the following:
Grind coffee with standard grinder. I leave it a little on the coarse side. Then put grounds into an empty nalgene.
Boil water. Screw on the "H2jo" to my nalgene. Pour hot water into the nalgene through the "H2jo" and let sit for 5 minutes. Serve.

My roommate and I have both worked in coffee shops and are coffee snobs. We french press our coffee every morning. I had intended on drinking straight out of the nalgene. but it tastes plasticy, so should be left as an act of desperation. If you pour the coffee into a cup and drink it, it isnt bad. We decided that it was about 80% as good as the coffee made in the traditional press. My roommate still prefers the cascade design product that was posted on this thread. He has field tested it. I gripe that it only makes one cup at a time.


General Discussion / Re: Camp Coffee That Doesn't Suck
« on: October 11, 2011, 02:25:57 pm »
One idea I've toyed with, was to get a basic tea infuser and put grounds in it. Let it steep for maybe 5 mins and remove it.

This way you still get the direct contact method of the french press w/o the extra weight and cleanup. But I have yet to try it. I imagine it will work, I just don't know how well. I had some great ideas for a "French No-Press" that would be insanely simple, light and practical for camping, but I can't seem to find anyone making it: My idea is basically a powered-sugar container (with the mesh top) and then one more top would screw on that would look like a tumbler lid. The mesh screen would prevent grounds from entering your mouth, but the brewing process would be identical to a press. Decent idea. No one makes it. I'm probably going to try an in-home test on the tea infuser.

Colorado / Introduce Yourself - how fun
« on: June 25, 2011, 11:25:58 pm »
 -Born in 1984
  -Currently in Fort Collins, CO
   -Originally from Ohio.
    -Riding bikes since age 13: BMX, Trials, XC, Commuting, Touring (in that order)

     -Did a fair amount of bike repair at some local shops. Had to quit; don't mix business and pleasure.     
      -Sold my truck and motorcycle after BP Horizon. Bike or bust.
       -Single, no kids, no mortgage, no debt, no restrictions.
        -currently have 4 bikes but that changes alot.

ACA member for over a year (only know b/c I keep getting re-subscribe mail. I will, just hold your horses.)

 - First time in this Forum, usually just lurking in General Discussion.

 :) posted from a Mac on neighbors Wi-Fi. 

General Discussion / Re: Attn: Trangia Stove Users
« on: May 15, 2011, 03:34:19 am »
ok so "heet" is the product to use.
another question: heet comes in a few varieties: yellow bottle and red bottle (iso-heet), does it matter which?

General Discussion / Attn: Trangia Stove Users
« on: May 13, 2011, 11:55:52 pm »
So I just got this nifty new setup, and I had a quick question:
If I am solo touring and just cooking for myself and I stay on the ACA routes how much fuel should I keep on my person at a given time? Really, I am shopping for fuel bottles and I want to know what size and/or how many to buy. I dont' want gallons of fuel on me, and I don't want to run out in a bad spot. I know someone has a quick easy answer to this.

Thanks ahead of time.


General Discussion / Re: BEST ADVICE EVER
« on: January 17, 2011, 10:53:06 pm »

Another useless tip go east to West so that the world turns under your wheel.  Wonder why this doesn't work?  ???

using that method, I hopped in place for 24 hours and saw the entire world with no travel expenses. highly recommended.

General Discussion / Re: Camp Shoe ideas????
« on: January 16, 2011, 04:47:57 pm »
I have been watching this thread develop, because this information is also useful to myself. I would like to know what model of Tevas and Keens you guys are referring to. Both websites list dozens of possible options...


General Discussion / Re: Why the low thread numbers?
« on: January 10, 2011, 01:07:46 am »
"there's Guerrillas in them woods, boss."  lol

General Discussion / Re: What about your Bike??????
« on: January 09, 2011, 10:04:51 pm »
Thanks for all the ideas.

You would think that one of these tent companies would make something for us cyclist. So that we could park our bikes inside the vestibule.,default,pd.html

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